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For America's Marielitos, the adjustment has been no easy trip

The festival site was roomy, if unorthodox. But for many in the milling crowd of 5,000, the cavernous airplane hangar in Miami's Tamiami Park had a symbolic significance. In the spring of 1980, the structure served as one of the first receiving centers for the tattered cargo of the "freedom flotilla," the 125,000 Marielito refugees named after the Cuban port of Mariel from which they fled to the U.S. Last month the immigrants organized a daylong festival to thank Miami for its support...

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